Arty talk

Shannon is this really cool guy from Bangkok that I was hanging out with the last time I was here. He’s into contact impulse dance and yoga but his really an artist. In a short time, we became really good friends. I love his paintings. Unfourtenetly, he’s really broke at the moment and had to sell of most of his beautiful paintings really cheap to tourists who refuse to pay him what they’re actually worth. He’s really not asking for much, but it does take him so much time to finish one painting and the amount he gets for it is ridiculous. But as I learned after a few months in Pokhara, poverty gives birth to creativity (all the Nepali kids are born artists in one way or another). So shannon is now doing these mood inspired sketches of his on the back of pages ripped from a novel (hopefully a sad love story or something). He’s selling them and saving the money to buy proper materials to paint again. So out of he’s brokeness, a really cool idea was born. I love that you can peak some of the old tai text on the yellowed paper.

“if we, the citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination, the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dress”. Yann Martel



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